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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.

Supreme Court online sales tax ruling unlikely to change Idaho law, legislator says

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A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could change the way online retailers are required to collect sales tax. But it’s unlikely to affect a bill passed by the Idaho Legislature this session, according to the legislator who carried the ...

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Idaho credit unions grow through mergers, membership rule changes

What makes a financial institution successful? It depends. “There is not a single factor that can explain growth,” said Lynn Heider, vice president of public relations for the NWCUA, which represents Idaho credit unions after its merger with the Idaho Credit ...

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Idaho Power rate drop is likely larger for small business customers (access required)

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Idaho businesses that use Idaho Power are likely to a 4.5 percent to 6.6 percent reduction in their power costs starting June 1. There are three separate components to the rate reduction, explained Jordan Rodriguez, corporate communications specialist for Idaho ...

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For the low-income, banks are moving out of reach (access required)

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Banking isn’t easy if you’re poor. Nationwide, checking accounts are getting more expensive and fees are getting harder to avoid, according to the most recent MoneyRates.com Checking Account Fee Survey. “Compared with five years ago, monthly maintenance fees are up ...

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State officials will travel to dig up mining investment (access required)

In an effort to develop Idaho’s mining industry, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Director of Commerce Bobbi-Jo Meuleman are leading a team of Idaho mining businesses to New York and Toronto later this month. If New York and Toronto seem ...

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